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Lakes Medical Centre

Dr Nimna Abeydeera


Female GP

Dr Nimna studied medicine in Sri Lanka and has been practicing medicine over 20 years. She moved to Australia in 2011 with her husband and three children and started her GP career in Bunbury. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has completed the Diploma in Child Health. She moved to Perth in 2017 and joined Lakes Medical. She has an interest in Women’s Health and performs Implanon contraceptive implant insertion and Mirena coil insertion. She also performs minor skin procedures and iron infusions.

When she is not working, Dr Nimna enjoys gardening, cooking and baking.

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Dr Janaki Balasubramaniam


Female GP

Dr Jan was born in London, UK and graduated from Imperial College in 2003. Before entering general practice, she trained in Internal Medicine at some of London’s most prestigious hospitals and has achieved Membership of both the Royal Colleges of Physicians and General Practitioners (UK). She has also completed the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. After 10 years in UK general practice, she moved to Perth in 2019 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

She takes a patient-centred, holistic approach, providing consultations in all aspects of General Practice and has particular interests in chronic disease management, heart disease and diabetes, preventative healthcare, women's and children's health.

Outside work, Dr Jan is kept busy with her three young children and they have enjoyed exploring WA together, with the dolphins of Monkey Mia being a particular highlight! She also enjoys walking, cooking and reading.

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Dr Gosagan Gopalakrishnan


Male GP

Dr Gos’ career has evolved from the humble role of Hospital Porter right through to Clinical Director of a Healthcare Informatics company. Dr Gos was born in London and completed a degree in Physiology and Pharmacology at University College London before studying Medicine in Scotland. After graduating, he trained in surgery at some of London’s most prestigious hospitals undertaking roles in Plastic Surgery where he developed his interest in skin cancer. Dr Gos transitioned to General Practice in 2011 as in his words, “I just like talking to people” but has continued to maintain his surgical skills, performing skin lesion removal alongside his regular GP work. He has served on WAPHA’s Health Pathways Working Groups for both Disabilities and Skin Cancer. He consults on all aspects of General Practice and is passionate about teaching and training, overseeing the training of our current GP registrar.

In his free time, Dr Gos enjoys playing Lego with his three young kids, coaching cricket and getting dirty in his four-wheel drive!

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Dr Muddukiran C Jagadish


Male GP

Dr Muddu is an experienced doctor, graduating in 2002. He worked as a GP in India for over seven years before moving to Australia to further his training and career. He has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including healthcare management and administration. Dr Muddu has interests in all aspects of General Practice.

Outside of work, Dr Muddu is married to another GP and struggles to escape the dinner table medical discussions. He has two young boys who help to distract him from his love of medicine. He can often be found with his boys in the garden or in the kitchen, mastering his culinary skills. He is a keen collector of stamps and coins and more recently has started collecting matchboxes!

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Dr Nitisha Nababsing


Female GP

Dr Nitisha trained in the UK (Manchester and London) and has been practicing as a GP for over 15 years, mainly in the UK and Australia.

Dr Nitisha has recently moved to Perth, WA with a young family.

She provides consultations for all aspects of General Practice, but has an interest in Women's Health, Children's Health, Mental Health, Chronic Disease Eg. diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity. Work Related Injuries / Illness and Skin Checks / Minor surgery and implant insertions.

She values good quality and continuity of care as well as a good patient - doctor relationship in her practice.

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Dr Emma Knight


Female GP

Dr Knight was born in Huddersfield in the United Kingdom and completed a BSc in Pharmacology in 2003, before going on to study Medicine at the UK’s Keele University. Dr Knight worked as a GP in the UK, before relocating to Perth in 2017. Dr Knight consults on all aspects of General Practice and her interests include Women's Health and Dermatology. She is skilled in Dermoscopy, Implanon insertion and removal, as well as contraceptive coil insertion and removal.

Dr Knight enjoys the outdoor lifestyle that Australia has to offer. She loves running, hiking and yoga. She can often be found chasing her two young sons and her dog along the Swan River!

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Dr Viswanadh Nookala


Male GP

Dr Vish is a caring and compassionate doctor and is a firm favourite with young families. Dr Vish completed his Medical School training in India and has been working as a GP since 2010. He moved to Australia in 2015 and enjoys all aspects of General Practice. He is competent in Implanon insertion and removals and has trained in Dermoscopy to be able to offer high quality skin checks and lesion removal.

Dr Vish is married and has a young daughter. In his spare time, Dr Vish enjoys playing badminton, following cricket and reading detective novels!

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Dr Susannah Rawlinson


Female GP

Dr Susie graduated from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland in 2000. She completed her General Practice training in the UK and Australia and then worked as a GP in England and Wales before moving to Western Australia in 2013. Upon arrival, she worked as a GP for four years at the Aboriginal Medical Service in Port Hedland before moving to Perth in 2017. Her areas of special interest include: Women's Health, Family Planning, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare and Homeless Health.

Dr Susie is married to a doctor and they have two children and a puppy named Tim Tam. When she is not working, Dr Susie can be found enjoying bush walks, cycle rides and gardening.

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Dr Dev (Achanthodi Vasudev)

MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCGP (UK), FRACGP, Pg Dip in Internal Medicine (UK).

Male GP

Memberships: OGUK, Aviation Medicine CASA, Accredited GP supervisor WAGPET.

Dr Dev is one of our most experienced doctors and enjoys the honour of being Perth GP’s Chief Medical Officer.He graduated from India in 1995 and pursued his specialist training in the United Kingdom.After his Post Graduate Diploma in Internal Medicine in 2001 from the Imperial College, London, he worked as a Resident/Senior Resident in various medical specialities following which he attained his Membership with the Royal College of Physicians UK in 2006.Subsequently, he developed a passion in General Practice and completed his specialist training in 2011 and moved to Perth in 2012, which is now home.

Dr Dev provides a holistic approach to help his patients with dignity & compassionate care and the ability to do this as a GP he Regards, is fulfilling & satisfying.His areas of interests are General Medicine, Dermatology, Aviation medicine, Occupational and Travel medicine. He is also involved in Education & Research and has been a facilitator in many projects.Dr Dev is involved in the teaching of medical students and supervises aspiring GP's.He is responsible for ensuring that doctors across the Perth GP group keep themselves up to date through continuous professional development activities which he organises and offers advice and mentorship amongst his fellow colleagues.

In his free time Dr Dev loves hiking & travelling and can often be found in some far-flung corner of the globe.

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Dr Dominic Sinagra


Male GP

Dominic was born and raised in Perth, and obtained his medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 2011. He undertook his internship at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital and spent several years working in surgery. He has extensive experience in plastic surgery, skin cancer surgery, hand surgery/injury, general surgery as well as many other surgical specialties. With a young family, Dominic made the leap to General Practice and is enjoying the relationships that he is developing with his patients. Dominic consults on all aspects of General Practice and has particular interest in Skin Cancer. He also performs minor procedures such as ingrowing toenails excision and contraceptive implant insertion. Dominic lives locally with his wife and three young kids. When he is not at work, Dominic can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen!

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Dr Pathmashini Yegambaram


Dr Pathma graduated from the National University of Ireland and trained in various aspects of general practice. She obtained her membership in the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. She has vast experience working as a family physician in many primary care clinics across Malaysia before moving to Perth with her young family.

As a caring and compassionate doctor, she is committed to excellence providing a holistic and personalised approach across all aspects of general practice with a special interest in chronic health management (diabetes, hypertension, asthma and COPD), women’s health, antenatal care, children’s health and mental health.

Besides medicine, Dr Pathma is a trained Indian Classical dancer. During her free time, she spends quality time with her family, enjoys cooking and dancing.

Languages spoken: English, Malay, Tamil

Our Nursing Team

Lakes Medical Centre

Janette Jones RN

BSc (Nursing)

Janette is an experienced nurse and passionate about providing holistic care to her patients. She has worked in various clinical settings, from acute care to community healthcare. Janette commenced work at Lakes Medical in 2012 and enjoys being part of a collaborative team that provides the optimum care. Janette takes pride in mentoring nursing students at Lakes Medical for their community placements. She believes that nursing is a profession but also considers it to be a privilege, treasuring the relationships she has made with patients in her care.

On a personal level, Janette enjoys spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren. Her hobbies include cooking, sewing, travelling and catching up with friends!

Erika Magana RN

BSc (Nursing)

Erika was born in the Philippines and trained as a nurse there before moving to Perth in 2013. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Curtin University. She worked in a psychiatric and aged care sectors before finding her home amongst the welcoming and growing family of Lakes Medical. Erika loves assisting in surgical procedures, is passionate about mental health and always strives to improve her nursing skills and clinical knowledge. She has an amazing bedside manner and easily earns the trust and rapport of her patients.

Outside of nursing, Erika adores her dog Laney, enjoys playing piano and guitar, building miniature models, listening to heavy metal music, collecting pop vinyl records and Lego photography!

Persis Nair, RN

Master of Nursing Practice, MNP

Persis graduated from Monash University Australia with a Master of Nursing Practice and has worked in secondary and tertiary care hospitals around Victoria particularly in the specialty of Geriatric Complex Care. Prior to this, Persis has worked in nursing homes and retirement villages around Victoria as a carer and has a particular interest in working with elderly clients. She loves learning and teaching and mentors Pre-nursing students at the clinic as part of this experience. Outside of her scrubs, Persis is a food lover with a palate for trying different cuisines and spends her free time scouting the nooks and corners of Perth for good food and exotic cocktails!

 Our Practice Management, Administration and Reception Team

Our caring and dedicated team are Delia, Patricia and Lieshelle. They are very friendly and are here to help you.

Our Allied Health Team

At Lakes Medical, we see the whole person, not just the medical problem that a patient presents with. We know that it takes far more than just doctors and nurses to help our patients and that is why we have assembled a fantastic allied health team within our practice.

If you have serious or chronic health conditions, we can develop a Care Plan (GP Management Plan) with you which could mean that you could see one of our allied health team members completely Bulk-billed. Speak to us or your doctor today. We also offer private billing consultations with our team members.

Our Physiotherapists

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Julian Symons

Julian is a hugely popular and valued member of the medical team at Lakes Medical. He is a senior Physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience and has worked at Lakes Physiotherapy for Perth GP for the last two years. He Bulk-bills patients who have an EPC referral under a GP Management Plan and also treats private patients, workers compensation, motor vehicle accidents and DVA patients. Julian specialises in treating musculoskeletal, neurological, paediatric cases as well as older patients. Julian has post graduate qualifications in Acupuncture and takes patients through Hydrotherapy and gym programmes.

When he is not working, Julian loves getting involved in his children’s sports and enjoys surfing and fishing.

Our Dieticians

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Jayanthi Dhan

Jay is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who graduated in 2002 with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics and then went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics at Curtin University. She is member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and a Member of the Coeliac Society WA.

Jay has special interests in the areas of weight management, gastrointestinal disorders including irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and stoma management. She also has interests in looking after patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, insulin resistance, polycystic ovarian syndrome and coeliac disease.

Jay focuses on an individual, patient centred approach to dietetics, translating nutrition science into practical information, creating specific and achievable goals for each patient. She also places an emphasis on a lifestyle-based approach for weight management and is passionate about creating positive experiences around foods. Jay offers Bulk-billed nutritional and dietary advice to patients with an EPC referral under a GP Management Plan. She also sees private patients at a competitive rate.

Our Audiologists

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Dr Muthu Nachiappan

Dr Muthu is an experienced audiologist and offers hearing tests to both children and adults. He can provide advice to patients regarding hearing aids. He will Bulk-bill any patient with an EPC referral under a GP Management Plan. He also sees private patients at a competitive rate. He has been practising for almost 20 years and has worked in India, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne before settling in Perth. He has experience in many sectors including working as a Paediatric Audiologist and an Educational Audiologist at a school for deaf children. He has performed outreach Audiological services to Indigenous communities over 10 years. Dr Muthu treats every patient as though they were members of his own family. He holds his clinic at Lakes Medical every Monday afternoon.

Dr Muthu has three daughters and enjoys volunteering at the Hindu Temple and also teaches Tamil language to children of Tamil immigrants every Sunday.

Our Phlebotomists

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Western Diagnostic

New location across the car park

We are pleased to offer on-site blood and pathology testing through Western Diagnostics. Their team members are highly qualified and experienced.

You can drop in without an appointment 8am-4pm Monday to Friday and 8am-12pm on Saturdays. Just make sure to bring your request form with you.

Drug and Alcohol testing is now offered 8am -12.30pm, 1.30pm -3pm and Saturday 9am -11am. NO referral required. Western Diagnostic adhere to rigorous quality standards which means you can be assured of accurate, legally defensible AS4308 and AS4760 accredited results

Charges do apply. Please discuss at time of visit or contact Western Diagnostic.